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Hello Key Biscayne!

There was a meteor shower last night but it was very hard to see. If you saw a shooting star, though, please wish that something fun happens in this town. โ˜„๏ธ

Key Biscayne Southern Bell buildingOur own little Area 51.

Let’s see what we got.

Random stuff to fill space

Key Rat Chat logoThis island has never been very original when it comes to logos.

The Key Rat Chat was a forum on (now defunct) back when you had to seek places out on the internet, instead of going to your favorite social platform and nowhere else. Run by a key rat named Eddie, it was a place where key rats who used to live on the island would reminisce about the good โ€˜ol days and argue about who was and wasn’t a key rat (ironically, by then most of the posters had lived off the island more years than on it).

The forum eventually shut down and moved to Facebook, where it has suffered from the eternal September phenomenon ever since. Still, you can sneak a peek at what it used to look and feel like right here.

Kevin Bilka on guitarRock on.

You guys remember Kevin Bilka? This guy used to run a fitness studio in the space where Kazumi is now in the early 2000s. Dude was as tall as a house, wore spandex at all times, drove a Hummer with the colors of the US flag on it, and if your wife or girlfriend went to his classes it meant you were probably cool with open relationships. At some point he just packed it up and left, and we lost another island character. We still have this video, though.


Beloved teacher Mrs. Durant (Readers may remember her as Ms. Presley) is retiring from KBCS after 36 years and some rats nibbled on some potatoes at the Gran Inka and had it shut down a few weeks ago, but itโ€™s all good now.

Whether you're a fan of all things scary or you just enjoy watching little kids cry from fear, the Haunted Hike is for you. Walk through a scary haunted path down at Bill Baggs on Saturday, Oct. 23rd. Fun for the whole family.

(More info)

Promote your own thing.

From the peanut gallery

On the Harbor park:

Now that real estate prices have gone up, should the island consider selling the Harbor Drive Park?
I’ve never seen anyone using the park, but maybe I’m wrong. Those two corner lot could fetch a nice buck for the Village (i.e. us).

Ps: I’m not a broker.



Around Town

  • Today 10/21
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ Meet the new chief, different from the old chief (Village Hall)
  • ๐Ÿง  Eat a sea slug and never forget again (Community Center)
  • Saturday 10/23
  • ๐Ÿ‘ป Better than the old haunted house at the bank (Bill Baggs )
  • Sunday 10/24
  • ๐ŸŽƒ Carve a pumpkin, pet a goat (Civic Center)

Last week's sales

Location SQFT Rooms Prev Price
Towers D1105 1409 2/2 '15 $850k $960k
Le Phare 50B 776 1/2 '87 $88k $385k
325 Hampton 3868 6/6.5 '11 $2.3m $4m
Gov's Lodge 1F 670 2/2 '16 $470k $545k
OC LV I PH3 2174 3/3 '02 $725k $1.75m
Towers F1004 1114 1/1.5 '13 $550k $605k
OC OT II 707 3581 4/5.5 '01 $1.3m $4.108m
CC South 706 1260 2/2 '94 $225k $835k
KC III 922 1547 2/2 '85 $162k $875k
KC II 725 1532 2/2 '08 $540k $1m
CC East 814 1369 3/2 '80 $275k $1.05m

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